D'Annunzio University (Italian: Università degli Studi "Gabriele d'Annunzio", Ud'A) is a public research university located in Chieti and Pescara, neighbouring cities in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. Established in 1960 as a higher education institute and named after writer and poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, it was officially recognised as an independent university in 1965 by Minister Luigi Gui.it has 13 Departments and 2 Schools.
The university is formed from a variety of institutions which include thirteen academic departments organised into two schools. It provides undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education, in addition to a range of international programs in multiple fields of study. Research is a component of each academic division, receiving funds for its scientific investigation from national and international institutions.
The university's formal head is the Rector, currently Sergio Caputi. The Rector is elected every four years by the board of trustees. The role of the Rector is to represent the university and to convene and chair the board of directors, the executive committee, and the academic senate. The Rector may appoint one or more Vice Rectors to which it can delegate the exercise of certain functions.D'Annunzio University provides undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education, in addition to a range of international programs in multiple fields of study. It is divided into thirteen departments, which are primary centres where teaching and research co-exist to promote scientific activities for different educational areas. Two or more departments, grouped according to criteria of disciplinary affinity, work as connecting structures referred to as schools.
D'Annunzio University has long been associated with basic and advanced scientific research. In addition to state funding, it receives financial support from the D'Annunzio University Foundation, an organization which exists to manage gifts and donations to the university. The Foundation manages the university's endowment, which helps provide support for long-term university goals and for other scientific purposes.In addition to research conducted in the individual academic schools and departments, D'Annunzio University includes a number of research centres and institutes, including the Centre for Research in Aging (CeSI), the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB), a clinical research center, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre, and the CeSI Biotech Department. The former is accredited by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The institutes scientific works have been published on major academic journals, including PNAS and PLOS One. An operational unit of sports medicine is centred on the International Centre for Professional Training (CIAPI). D'Annunzio University has also established a botanical garden known as Giardino dei Semplici, containing a collection of herbs and woody plants related to traditional medicine which are used as an additional resource for scientific research.
D'Annunzio University's main campus in Chieti features an eclectic mix of buildings encompassing 48.9 acres. A satellite campus is located in Pescara, while a distance learning centre is situated in Torrevecchia Teatina. D'Annunzio University was ranked as the 25th best national university in Italy by SCImago Institutions Rankings, and was included in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report of the world's best universities.
School of Economic, Business, Legal and Sociological Sciences
Department of Arts, Arts and Social Sciences
School of Medicine and Health Science
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Engineering and Geology
Department of Architecture
Department of Business Administration
Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic Sciences-Quantitavi
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culures
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Department of Pharmacy
In 1955, the municipal and provincial administrations of Chieti and Pescara, neighbouring cities in the region of Abruzzo in Central Italy, met to discuss about the foundation of a consortium in order to establish a non-state-owned university in the medieval town of Chieti. Their proposal, pursued by engineer Filippo de Apulia, was submitted to the Ministry of Public Education of Italy on 28 November 1955. The creation of the University Consortium of Abruzzi was officially approved in 1960 by the Prefect of Chieti, following the participation of the Chambers of Commerce and the Board of the Banks of the town, in association with over sixty municipalities from the region.
In 1961, the faculty of letters and philosophy was inaugurated at the National Archaeology Museum of Abruzzo by the technical organising committee, chaired by Professor Ettore Paratore. It preceded the inauguration ceremony of the free university courses that took place on 12 November 1961. The following month, commerce and economics courses were introduced with an adjoining foreign languages and literatures course, following an opening ceremony held at the Marble Hall of the Province of Pescara, in the presence of Professor Carlo Izzo. In January 1963, an official request for the establishment of the Free University of Abruzzi was proposed by the organising committee, prompting the institutions of Chieti, Pescara and Teramo to debate the unification of the three university consortia into a single interprovincial consortium. On 3 March 1965, Minister of Public Education Luigi Gui signed the decree of recognition of the Gabriele D'Annunzio Free University of Abruzzo, named after the Italian writer and poet from Pescara.
The registered administrative offices of the university and the rectorate were established in Chieti, along with the faculty of letters and philosophy; Pescara included the faculty of commerce and economics with an adjoining foreign languages and literatures course; the faculty of law was instituted in Teramo. The opening ceremony of the first academic year took place in Pescara on 19 March 1966, in the presence of the Minister Luigi Gui.During the following years, the university saw the inauguration of the faculty of medicine and surgery in Chieti, the institution of the faculties of architecture in Pescara and political sciences in Teramo.
In April 1982, D'Annunzio Free University became state-supported, following the approval of the Senate of the Republic of Italy. It preceded the opening of the faculties of pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and natural sciences, which were placed in three provinces of the region.The seal of the university was inspired by a sculpture of Pietro Cascellalocated in the campuses of Chieti and Pescara; it reproduces the stylised form of the head of the Roman goddess of wisdom Minerva, placed on a simple base and bearing the words "Università degli Studi G. D'Annunzio", upon which the acronym "Ud'A" is superimposed. In June 1985, Professor Uberto Crescenti was elected Rector.
On 20 February 1988, Minister Giovanni Galloni inaugurated the Viale Pindaro campus in Pescara. The faculties based in Teramo separated from D'Annunzio University in 1993, establishing the University of Teramo.The Institute of Hospitalisation and Treatment for Scientific Purposes was launched at D'Annunzio University by Minister of Health Rosy Bindi in early 2000.The Continuing Education Centre was also founded as a permanent training centre in the town of Torrevecchia Teatina, while the Teacher Training School (SSIS) opened in Chieti.In 2002, the university opened four new faculties, with a consequent increase in student numbers that led to the creation of a second teaching centre at the Madonna delle Piane campus in Chieti.
The following year saw the birth of the D'Annunzio University Foundation and the official opening of the Centre for Research in Aging, which took place in the presence of Minister Letizia Moratti.In 2004, the centre was recognized with a special advisory status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
The university later funded and promoted the Leonardo da Vinci University, based in Torrevecchia Teatina, which was legally recognised in 2004.It forms the online campus of D'Annunzio University and delivers its services exclusively online. Following the approval of the Gelmini's reform in 2012, all faculties were replaced by thirteen departments organized into two schools.
Non Eu Citizens residing abroad: How to Enrol
If you are a non EU citizen not residing in Italy you can enrol at the first year of study or register for subsequent years with the abbreviation of course, according to the number of available places established by the University. For this purpose you must apply, between April and May, to the Italian Diplomatic Delegation of your native country or to the one where you achieved your academic qualification. The Diplomatic Delegation will value the regularity of your documents and provide to transmit them to the University. Afterwards you must pass an Italian language proficiency test to be admitted to a course, and if in your Country access to University is restricted, you have to take also a cultural exam. For enrolments at courses with limited number of places you need to pass an admission test the same as Italian citizens.
Eu Citizens residing elsewhere and Non Eu Citizens residing in italy
- If you are an EU citizen, residing elsewhere, or a non EU citizen residing in Italy and you have a valid qualification and have passed the admission test for the course you have chosen, you have the equivalent rights of an Italian citizen.
- If you come from a Country where access to University is restricted, you also need to produce an ability certificate that certifies your authorization to enrol.
- If you reside in Italy you can apply to the students' record office
- with your foreign qualification, duly ratified by the Italian
- Diplomatic Delegation of your native Country, with the same
- conditions of an Italian student.
- If you are an EU citizen residing abroad you can apply for information to the Italian Delegation of the Country where you live.
- If you are an Italian citizen and possess a qualification achieved abroad, that has been duly ratified by Italian Diplomatic Delegation, you have to submit the request and all the documentation to the students' record office, within the established deadline.
Documents to be produced to enrol
- The original of the diploma or an equivalent certificate, translated in Italian and ratified by the Local Diplomatic Delegation
- The certificate of equivalence of qualification
- An ability Certificate attesting your authorization to enrol ( if in your country access to university is restricted)
- Two photographs one of which authenticated by the Local Italian Diplomatic Delegation (for the Non EU- Citizens residing abroad)
- A copy of a valid residence permit
- A copy of identity card and of the tax code
If you want to enrol at the Second Level Degree Course you also need to add:
- The Certificate of the 1 level degree you already achieved abroad
- A certificate of the exams taken, with their detailed programs and the teaching timetable scheduled, translated and authenticated by the Local Italian Diplomatic Delegation.
Recognition of foreign academic qualifications
If you're a foreign or an Italian citizen with an academic qualification obtained abroad in public Universities, and you aim to apply for recognition of your qualification at the University of Chieti, you can submit a stamped application, addressed to the Rector Prof. Franco Cuccurullo, with the following documents:
- The original of the diploma Translated in Italian
- The original of the academic qualification that you want to be recognized
- The original of your studies plan with the detailed programmes of each exam taken
- Three photographs (one of which authenticated , if you are a Non Eu citizens residing abroad)
- Only for Italian Students : A certificate of the Local Italian Diplomatic Delegation attesting your actual residence in loco during the whole period of university studies.
- A Copy of the identity card or residence permit
All the documents mentioned with the declaration of value must be translated and ratified by the Local Italian diplomatic Delegation, before submitting them.
- If you're an Italian citizen with a foreign academic qualification, an Eu - citizen residing elsewhere, or a Non Eu citizens residing in Italy with residence permit, non- tourist, You can submit the documents to the Student Record Office, until the 5th November or send them, by post, trough the Local Italian Delegation .
- If you're a foreign citizen residing abroad, you must submit between April and May the application for recognition of your academic qualification, with the documents above mentioned trough the local Italian delegation that will provide to transmit them to this University.
If you're a foreign student or a graduate coming from a foreign University and do not want to enrol in a regular course of study, for the achievement of a Degree, but you only desire to attend, one academic or more courses, you may apply for registration to single courses.If you are a non EU citizen living abroad you need to submit by the end of August the request for admission to the courses you want to attend with your academic transcript or an equivalent document, issued by the university of origin translated by the local Italian Diplomatic Delegation.
If you are a non EU citizen and live in Italy or an EU citizen residing elsewhere you can submit the request for admission to this university before the beginning of the courses, with a copy of the the certificate of registration at the University of origin or a copy of the degree certificate, duly ratified by the local Italian diplomatic delegation, a photograph and a copy of the identity card. The courses will begin the first week of October (For Medicine Faculty on 1st October). Registration is necessary for the recognition of any course attended during the year.
University is accredited by the European University Association and a number of additional professional and educational accrediting agencies, including the European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education, the International Long Term Ecological Research Network, and the Emblema Network. It is a member of the Netval Research Universities Network, AlmaLaurea, and the Interuniversity Consortium of Northeastern Italy for Automatic Computing.
D'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Chieti , Abruzzo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Pescara. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti-Pescara (UdA) is a large coeducational higher education institution. Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti-Pescara (UdA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
In its 2017 report, Il Sole 24 Ore ranked D'Annunzio University as the 27th-best public university in Italy. The SCImago Institutions Rankingslisted it at number 25 among the top universities nationwide, and number 502 overall among the world best universities.D'Annunzio University was included in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report of the world's top 1000 universities. Its School of Medicine and Health Sciences was also rated one of the world's top 600 medical institutions.According to the 2018 ANVUR report, it has the top-ranked department of physical sciences nationwide.
In the 2017 issue of the CWTS Leiden Ranking, D'Annunzio University was ranked 572nd among world universities. The University Ranking by Academic Performance ranked it 38th among national universities and 712nd overall among academic institutions worldwide.In addition, it was included among the top 500 universities of Europe by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities and is one of the 48 Italian higher education institutions to appear in the 2017 report of the Center for World University Rankings.
The Agency for the Right to University Education (ADSU) of Chieti and Pescara contributes economically with an accommodation share, a percentage of the scholarship given to off-campus beneficiary students, to the expense that is incurred by these students and resulting from a valid lease contract.
Additional contributions are guaranteed to eligible students who do not hold a scholarship.
The ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University, in agreement with the Local Health Authority (ASL) of Chieti, has implemented a preventive health and medical service for the students of the University.
Besides, available for all the students too, there is a psychological counselling and guidance service. It ensures psycho-social care and preventive medical care to students through a ‘listening’ support service for psychological and socio-environmental problems which are often the cause of youth problems and which may lead to the interruption of studies. There is also assessment of subjective attitudes of the students towards the course to follow, not separated from the resulting job opportunities.
The ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University has a civil liability insurance system that acknowledges students as third parties when they are performing any type of activity in contracted and not contracted sites.
Within the service offer to people with disabilities and handicapped persons (effective since Academic year 2010/2011), and to enforce Italian Act 17/99 on the ‘Integration and modification of Italian Framework Act No. 104 of 5th February 1992, for the assistance, social integration and rights of persons with disabilities’, Italian Act 170/2010 on ‘New rules on specific learning disabilities at school’ and the Guidelines of the National Conference of University Delegates for the Disabled (CNUDD), the ‘G. D'Annunzio’ University of Chieti-Pescara has reorganised its structure in order to promote the inclusion of students with disabilities in all the aspects of university life.
The structure, built by Rector Franco Cuccurullo and inaugurated on 16th June 1999, comprises a circuit of one thousand four hundred meters and about three meters wide, and draws a landscaped path amid oak trees, all within the area of the Madonna delle Piane University Campus.It has been specially conceived to increase the area dedicated to liveability to meet the needs of those who wish to engage in physical exercises at various levels, for recreational and competitive purposes, as well as those who just want to take open-air strolls, away from traffic pollution and noise. The ‘Fitness Trail’ starts at the area behind the Main Auditorium of the Faculty of Literature, Arts and Philosophy alongside the Academic Centre and climbs up the hill to the border with the building of the ITAB Institute, to then go down up to the arrival.
Service of psychological support (SAPCO)
The Service of Psychological Support is functioning at the ADSU premises. It is open to all UdA students and deals with identifying their needs and possible psychological obstacles detected during their university studies, providing them with adequate support/clarification in crisis/distressing situations (difficulty in study methodology, interpersonal relationships, problems of social integration, etc.).SAPCO acts in an exclusively reserved manner free of charge, identifies the resources of each student and promotes the achievement of academic goals to facilitate the process of self-reliance and to enhance the quality of life.
Developed with funds from CUS, the sports centre includes a gym and two outdoor tennis courts, a single complex that looks like a large court, 69 x 41.50 m, enclosed by brick masonry. The location chosen, on two spacious terraces at the top of the area, near the entrance to the campus through Via dei Vestini, is easily accessible also by external athletes and the public. The courts are located in a comb-shaped layout, a subtle structure at the top of which there is a walkway protected by a wooden pergola that connects the floor of the parking lot to the stands for the audience.
The D'Annunzio University Library System consists of subject and interdisciplinary libraries as well as library funding of the sites of Chieti and Pescara. The collection covers virtually all disciplines and includes a wide array of formats – from books and journals to manuscripts and maps. Increasingly collections are digital and are accessible on the Internet via the library web page or the library catalog. The university library system also maintains subscriptions to a number of online databases which can be accessed from any student account on or off campus. There are also various specialized libraries and archives.
D'Annunzio University offers a wide range of collections which are organised into the Museum of Biomedical Sciences. It is located at Palazzo Arnaldo Mussolini in the historic centre of Chieti and was established in 1994 under the presidency of Luigi Capasso. The institution is dedicated to the knowledge and dissemination of natural sciences and history of science, focusing on biological and medical notions arising from research in archaeology, medicine and palaeontology. The permanent exhibition consists of more than 19,000 records and spans an area of over 16,000 square feet (1,500 m2). The most celebrated items in the museum include vertebrate fossils from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.